In recent years, Tsinghua University has worked alongside various schools and departments to establish platforms and integrate resources for students to participate in international conferences, competitions, overseas internships and other extracurricular activities. For example, the International Conference Fund was set up in 2001 to provide travel support for graduate students to attend international conferences. Several years later, in 2006, the International Competitions Fund was set up to encourage and support students to participate in major international competitions. These resources encourage innovation and enable students to broaden their international horizons.